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waiting for breakfast

Theo, Smellmutt, and Valentine. Their expressions clearly say, “Where the food at, human thing?”

Sea Birds

One of the very best things about being self-employed and working from home is being able to go out of town without missing a day of work. Of course, that turns vacations into work retreats instead of vacations, but still. It’s a retreat!

This week I’ve been writing to you from beautiful, breezy Oxnard, California, where the gulls fly overhead and it’s never quite warm enough to ditch your sweater. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m trying to learn how to better use my camera before our big trip to Bolivia, so I am taking lots and lots of photos. Check it:


flock of seabirds


My brother brought his little dog Helmut (ours are at home with a pet-sitter), who had the most wonderful time chasing waves and barking at seabirds.

seabird flight



Helmut’s bright red service dog vest makes him look like he’s wearing a little SuperMan cape.